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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2021, 13:36
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Long term car rental in the US

My son has recently been offered a 12 month contract in Long Beach, Ca.. Part of the package is $10K to rent or lease a car for the year..Is this reasonable for a mid range car? Might there be any...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2021, 12:53
Replies: 24
Views: 2,226
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I fear if I started holding hooker parties every...

I fear if I started holding hooker parties every month, the rest of my natural life would be somewhat curtailed :(
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2021, 18:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tankertrashnav

The recipient of the only Victoria Cross won in ...

The recipient of the only Victoria Cross won in (or over) Britain, Flt Lt James Nicolson was wounded when his Hurricane was hit and set on fire by an Me110 during the Battle of Britian He remained...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 09:34
Replies: 107
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Re "Theirs is the Glory", I have a metal "ticket"...

Re "Theirs is the Glory", I have a metal "ticket" for the world premier of this film in 1946. It is an alloy rectangle, made from metal taken from crashed gliders after the Arnhem operation. It...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2021, 23:48
Replies: 107
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Bridge on the River Kwai. Brilliant film but...

Bridge on the River Kwai.

Brilliant film but there are a couple of points worth mentioning. Top billing was given to William Holden, an actor whose career was already in decline. In the event he...
9th May 2021, 17:18
Replies: 77
Views: 11,085
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Electronics? I was a Victor nav radar and was...

Electronics? I was a Victor nav radar and was under the impression that those cans (Calc 2 and 3, etc) mainly contained springs and elastic bands.

Ref Green Satin, the OCU ground school at Marham...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th May 2021, 17:00
Replies: 107
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tankertrashnav

No mention yet of Ice Cold in Alex, a favourite...

No mention yet of Ice Cold in Alex, a favourite of mine. Would that trick of taking the plugs out and winding the truck up the sand dune in reverse really have worked in reality? Doesn't matter -...
30th Apr 2021, 00:02
Replies: 38
Views: 7,818
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Just a little story about what a different...

Just a little story about what a different experience living in an officers mess was in the mid 60s when I first joined. At that time it was common practice for laundry to be done professionally,...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2021, 17:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I had to laugh at an old interview with her on...

I had to laugh at an old interview with her on Woman's Hour. In her early days as an MP a lot of male members thought it was good fun to pinch female MP's bottoms in the crowded division lobbies. In...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2021, 23:41
Replies: 35
Views: 12,038
Posted By Tankertrashnav

This may not be popular on a military forum, but...

This may not be popular on a military forum, but I used to comment wryly about this to an old chum who had been a major in the Paras, now sadly no longer with us. We noticed that whenever a soldier...
31st Mar 2021, 11:35
Replies: 72
Views: 13,216
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Sitting in the crew room reading Exchange and...

Sitting in the crew room reading Exchange and Mart around 1974 I saw 111 ACE advertised for £100 (on a moped, as I think you had to actually buy the vehicle at that time). I did think of buying it...
31st Mar 2021, 00:37
Replies: 88
Views: 32,958
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Dont know relevant this is to the current...

Dont know relevant this is to the current discussion, probably not very, but to someone who has been out of the game as long as I have, it is staggering to read what has happened to the RAF in recent...
30th Mar 2021, 00:13
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Thanks for your post ACW342 - very interesting,...

Thanks for your post ACW342 - very interesting, and pleased to hear your bombing skills were better than mine! They hadnt improved by the time I was going through the NBS course at Lindholme and I...
27th Mar 2021, 00:18
Replies: 104
Views: 46,516
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Well if the sea finishes at the mouth of the...

Well if the sea finishes at the mouth of the Helford, what do you call the bit which extends up to Gweek - a leg? a finger? As you say, it is tidal to Gweek. My son was painting a boat in Gweek...
26th Mar 2021, 00:34
Replies: 104
Views: 46,516
Posted By Tankertrashnav

The Helford River is in fact the name of the arm...

The Helford River is in fact the name of the arm of the sea which cuts across the Lizard Peninsula almost as far as Culdrose, so not a river as such. Part of it is known as Frenchman's Creek, made...
25th Mar 2021, 12:31
Replies: 104
Views: 46,516
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Do they use Irvin parachutes (or the successor...

Do they use Irvin parachutes (or the successor company)? If so I assume there will be caterpillar club badges on the way eventually as well.
24th Mar 2021, 12:54
Replies: 78
Views: 13,036
Posted By Tankertrashnav

We gave this subject a good going over a year or...

We gave this subject a good going over a year or two back https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/608688-raf-beards.html?highlight=beards

Nearly 200 replies, might be worth reading through if...
22nd Mar 2021, 01:19
Replies: 76
Views: 17,181
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Maintenance Command. Always happy to oblige MPN...

Maintenance Command. Always happy to oblige MPN 11 ;)

TTN

Talking of group captains and command HQs, I seem to recall there were 26 group captains at HQ FEAF at Changi when I was in Singapore...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2021, 01:09
Replies: 137
Views: 9,887
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Dad was a superintendent in the AA so he always...

Dad was a superintendent in the AA so he always had a staff car provided by them. The very first one I remember was an Austin A40 Devon. I have good reason to remember it because when I was only...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 13:14
Replies: 56
Views: 4,196
Posted By Tankertrashnav

I liked that bit in "84 Charing Cross Road" when...

I liked that bit in "84 Charing Cross Road" when Helene Hanff receives a letter from the bookshop and remarks to her friends "I hope madam doesn't mean the same thing in England that it does here!"
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 13:06
Replies: 47
Views: 3,389
Posted By Tankertrashnav

According to Murray, as he raised his hand to...

According to Murray, as he raised his hand to Hunt he glanced across at the producer, who simply wagged a finger and shook his head. Murray said he was pleased that it got no further and that it...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 01:05
Replies: 23
Views: 3,858
Posted By Tankertrashnav

NutLoose - I would have thought that you would...

NutLoose - I would have thought that you would have had something to say about why the bolts had sheared ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 00:56
Replies: 47
Views: 3,389
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Just watched a tribute programme about him on the...

Just watched a tribute programme about him on the box (made before his recent death). I have never been a huge F1 fan,but I was enthralled by the programme, as the great and good of the F1 world...
15th Mar 2021, 01:20
Replies: 35
Views: 3,568
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Cant help with the question unfortunately but the...

Cant help with the question unfortunately but the thread has brought back memories of flying with the HKAAF when I was at Kai Tak in 68- 69. At the time they operated a couple of Alouette 3s and some...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Mar 2021, 00:58
Replies: 56
Views: 4,196
Posted By Tankertrashnav

Bit of thread drift but I have always referred to...

Bit of thread drift but I have always referred to aircraft as "it" rather than "she", which seems to be the norm. Never really understood the anthropomorphism which ascribes a gender to a collection...
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